Alan Johnson

Don’t blame the BBC for scrapping free TV licences for over 75s

The BBC is grappling with a dilemma forced upon it by George Osborne when he was chancellor. From 2020 the Corporation will be forced to fund the full £745 million cost of providing a free TV licence to households where one resident is over 75.

One of the most significant achievements of the Blair government was its success in tackling pensioner poverty.

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